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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

December's 1st Random Dozen

I'm happy to participate in another random Wednesday meme, hosted by Lid at 2nd cup of coffee. Trace the link above to visit Mr. Linky and read the randoms of other bloggers.

1. Which Wizard of Oz character are you most like?
Probably the cowardly lion.

2. When you're deciding what you're going to wear each morning, which item do you select first? Why?
Usually my shirt, and then choose dark or light-washed jeans; however, this process isn't doctrine.

3. What kind of animal do you think the world could live without?
Most actually, but spiders especially. (No, I’m not an animal lover.)

4. How many Christmas trees are in your home?
Three big ones.
1st is my fav. - tall and skinny, with antique red, white, and blue ornaments
2nd - Jessie and I's childhood tree in the dining room
3rd - a spinning tree where we put all the presents

5. Would you prefer to be emotionless if it mean you didn't have to feel a heartbreak?
Absolutely not! I certainly would NOT sacrifice joy, excitement, gladness, passion, etc. for the escape of fear, sadness, or anger. Heartbreak is the emotion of losing intimacy, exhilaration, ecstasy.. and as terrible as heartbreak is, I would rather know sadness if it means that I had known joy and passion. HA, what a terrible thought!

6. Do you ever experience holiday let-down or depression?
Taking down decorations is always a little sad, but only a little sad.

7. Do you like Michael Jackson's music?
Yes, some, but I can certainly tolerate him IN MODERATION. The week Jackson died I was a counselor at a youth camp, and the following day we went to the Splash House (a local waterpark) where they played Michael Jackson for three straight hours. Two weeks later, I went back to the Splash House and he was still on repeat!

8. Why is it that we never judge people who have their teeth fixed for cosmetic reasons, but every other cosmetic procedure has a stigma?
I feel like this question can't be answered, but is only a thought-provoker...
Kinda like this:

9. Enjoy horseback riding?
Really, I have only been once and it wasn't incredibly fun, (it was a class trip and there were about 18 of us, moving only very slowly, but through a gorgeous wood,) BUT I'm pretty sure I would love it in a different setting.

10. Shoes--practical or stylish?

11. What was the name of your first pet?
Pepper -- a cherished black cat. We thought she was a he until she delivered a litter of kittens in our van. (No, we didn't live in a van down by the river -- Dad accidently left the door open.) I was young... maybe five-years-old. The morning after, Mom, Jessie, and I got in the van to go to the beauty shop and we found kittens! Quite the surprise you can imagine if you thought your car was male!

12. What percentage of your Christmas shopping is done?

I have bought one gift for my niece, and I'm not finished with her yet. So... pretty close to about 5%!


sara said...

after reading your blog for a while, I can't imagine that you are the cowardly lion!!

love your answer to #8...and that picture...hmmmmmm.

you are ahead of me in shopping so way to go!

Jientje said...

I really loved your answer on #5, very true.

Gina said...

Your trees are beautiful! tfs

Jessie at Blog Schmog said...

I love all your trees. We just have the kid tree but it has all the ornaments from my childhood too. Someday I'll have that one and a "pretty" one.

Reading your profile made me think of a book I just read and reviewed (check out my blog) called Though Waters Roar. My grandma is dear to me too and this book made me think of her.

SouthLakesMom said...

That picture on #8 is just . . . hmmm...

I'm only 1/3 of the way through people's answers and I'm thinking I want to get my teeth whitened for Christmas now!

Andrea said...

Just jumped over from Greg's General Store. Love your blog. I have joined to follow and look forward to getting to know you.
Blessings and prayers, andrea